The mission of N-STEP Dance Center is to create a love of dance in every student while creating an environment that is more than just “another dance studio.” With a combination of special programs, classes and events we strive to be your first choice in dance education for the whole family.
Owner/ Executive Director
I have believed in the N-Step family since its beginning and as the owner of N-Step Dance Center, I plan to work hard and give 150% to make a warm & caring environment while fostering your child’s love of dance. I have been married for 29 years, have four children and been caring for the elderly for nearly three decades. I love our dancers and watching them perform is my greatest joy.
Miss Ashley has been dancing since the age of 3 and has been sharing her love of dance for the past eight years. Ashley grew up dancing under the direction of Jennifer Rienert at New Hampshire School of Ballet. In 2012 she graduated from Dean College with a degree in Dance. During her time at Dean College she had the privilege of training under Jill Silverman, Bryan Steele, Gregory King, Kelly Peters, and Laura young. She was also a part of Dean Colleges prestigious Pointe and Modern Companies. While attending Dean College Miss Ashley studied Dance History, Rhythmic Analysis, Dance Composition, Dance Anatomy, Creative Movement & Pedagogy. Miss Ashley has performed many lead roles in her dance career such as Dew Drop Fairy in the Nutcracker. In 2014 Miss Ashley graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. She is also part of the prestigious Dance Masters of American chapter 5.
This is Miss Ashley's eighth year at N-Step and enjoys teaching Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Musical Theater, Lyrical, and Contemporary. She has choreographed numerous competition pieces that have won choreography awards and high score overalls. When Miss Ashley is not in the studio she enjoys continuing her education at the DanceLife Retreat Center. Over the past decade she has taught all over New England and loves spreading the love of dance. She and her fiancé Greg live in Manchester with their fur baby Nike.
Miss Marie began dancing at the age of seven at North Shore Dance Academy in Peabody, MA. During her 10 years with NSDA, she trained in ballet, jazz, tap, pointe, lyrical and contemporary, and competed at several dance conventions and competitions. Miss Marie attended Assumption University (formerly Assumption College) in Worcester, MA where she was on the dance team and named captain her senior year. She also worked for the National Dance Alliance for three summer seasons and traveled around the country to teach at their high school dance camps. After graduating from Assumption, Miss Marie attended Boston University for her Master's Degree. During this time, she joined Boston-based dance company, DanceWorks Boston, and choreographed a variety of pieces for their bi-annual shows for 5 years in styles including lyrical, contemporary, jazz and pom, while also performing in numerous routines. She was a member of Boston hip-hop crew, Unyted Stylz, and served as Head Coach of the Southern New Hampshire University Dance Team for three years.
Miss Marie lives in Londonderry with her husband Sean, daughter Lena, son Noah, and their cat Sophie. You can find Miss Marie at N-STEP on Wednesday nights teaching Jazz and choreographing pieces for our Dance Team.
Miss Jackie began dancing at the age of 2 at N-Step Dance Center! She has been dancing for over 20 years and loves sharing her love of dance with her students. Miss Jackie grew up dancing competitively with N-Step and was trained in a variety of styles such as tap, hip hop, contemporary, jazz, ballet, and musical theater. Miss Jackie was a member of Touché Taps, a professional tap company under the direction of Shaina Schwartz, where she was able to perform throughout New England.
This is Miss Jackie’s sixth year teaching at N-Step and enjoys teaching tap, hip-hop, jazz, and contemporary. She has choreographed numerous competition pieces that have won choreography awards, special awards, and high score placements.
Miss Jackie graduated from SNHU with a degree in Communication and is pursuing her MBA in Marketing. She is an active member of the Southern New Hampshire University Dance Team and Competition Team.
Miss Ally began dancing at the age of 2 at N-Step Dance Center! She has been dancing for almost 17 years and is is excited to continue her dance journey at her home as a teacher this year at N-step!! Miss Ally grew up dancing competitively with N-Step for many years and was trained in the styles of tap, hip hop, contemporary, jazz, ballet, musical theater and pointe. During her time as competitive dancer, Ally received many high score placements and title awards.
She is currently in her Sophomore year at Keene State College, majoring in Dance and Psychology. When not in the studio Miss Ally enjoys kayaking, skiing, watching sunsets, and spending time with her friends and family. She cannot wait for another amazing dance season and she is so excited to share her passion with her students!
Samantha has been dancing since she was 13 years old, and was a part of the N-Step competition team for four years! She has trained in many styles such as ballet, jazz, contemporary, and musical theater.
Samantha currently works at a childcare center as a full time infant teacher. A fun fact about Samantha is that she has acted in over 15 musicals. She loves the theatre! She is very excited for her second year of teaching dance and cannot wait to watch her students learn and grow.
Miss Kennedy has been dancing since she was 3 years old, and was a student at N-Step for over 6 years. Miss Kennedy was a part of the competition team and trained in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, and Musical Theater. She is a Junior at the University of New Hampshire, and is majoring in Psychology as well as minoring in Dance. She cannot wait to start her journey as a dance teacher at her second home. Nothing brings her more joy than performing on stage as well as watching others do the same!
Miss Jade has been dancing since she was 3 and has been teaching since she was 15. Miss Jade trained at Bedford Dance Center and continued her studies at Dean College where her major was dance, during COVID she transferred to SNHU to finish her business degree. She absolutely adores teaching and watching each student shine in the classroom as well as onstage. She is very excited to now be apart the N-Step family and share her love for dance!